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Today the rewilding and restoration space is characterised by an ever-growing number of inspirational stories, from Ecosulis's own projects through to the efforts of businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens across the globe. Here we present a selection of the latest and greatest.

Waxwing Invasion!!

Posted by Suzi Day on 11/28/2012
Unique bird-ringing project has been put in place right in the heart of York to gather scientific evidence.

Natural England Framework for Invertebrate Assemblage Assessment

Posted by Michael Williams on 11/22/2012
Ecosulis complete a highly successful of invertebrate surveys for Natural England, visiting 27 SSSI sites throughout the UK. 

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/08/2012
Anyone applying for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) in England and Wales needs to provide an evidence plan. These are the main requirements of the newly amended Habitats Regultations. 

Ecosulis at the 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/08/2012
Cain Blythe recently chaired a session at the 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration in the Czech Republic.

Landscape and Urban Design for Wildlife (Part II)

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 11/08/2012
Some top tips on how to enhance schemes. Continued from Landscape and Urban Design for Wildlife (Part I)

Landscape and Urban Design for Wildlife (Part I)

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 11/08/2012
New guidelines have been published by the Bat Conservation Trust relating to Landscape and Urban Design.

Amendments to the 2012 conservation of habitats and species regulations

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/08/2012
As of 16th August 2012, the regulations concerning the protection of habitats and species of wild birds have changed. The aim of the amendments to the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 is “To help preserve, maintain and re-establish habitats for wild birds.”

How do we calculate biodiversity?

Posted by Cain Blythe & Alan Feest on 09/25/2012
Users of Quora have asked the critical question - How do we calculate biodiversity? Here we tap into our significant experience of working with biodiversity to attempt to provide a platform for addressing this challenging question. http://www.quora.com/How-do-we-calculate-the-value-of-biodiversity

Valuing Nature Network (VNN) Appointment for Alan Feest

Posted by Dr Alan Feest PhD FCIWEM MIEEM PGCE on 08/06/2012
Alan Feest from Ecosulis has been appointed to one of the international study group considering the externalities of the use of water in agriculture and the growth of maize crops.

Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan launched

Posted by Rod Ellison on 05/11/2012
London Borough of Hackney has just launched their BAP. the BAP acknowledges the importance of green scapes for both biodiversity and human health.

Recent appointment -valuing externalities

Posted by on 05/10/2012
Ecosulis’s has been appointed by the University of Cambridge’s Sustainability Leader programme to produce a casestudy into the externalities of corn production. The valuation of externalities is important to understand how sustainable an activity is when non monetised aspects are included.

Biodiversity Offsetting – an Effective Mitigation Technique?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 05/01/2012
Biodiversity offsetting is becoming increasingly popular as a viable mitigation technique for developments. Local Planning Authorities are also developing quantitative techniques to establish the correct level of off-setting for developments at the planning stage.